What’s On at Trent University
October 15, 2018
Upcoming events include Peterborough Open House and Lecture by Holocaust Survivor Dr. Max Eisen
Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month:
Thursday, October 18, 2018
G7 Gender Equality Talk with Rosemary Ganley
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Student Centre, room 1.07
About: Hosted by the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) and Trent Oxfam, the event will discuss the roots and scope of gender inequality on a local, national and global level. We will be addressing commitments, investments and measurable targets used to minimize the issue of gender injustice. Rosemary Ganley will discuss her experience of the Gender Equality Advisory Council at the G7 summit in Charlevoix, QC.
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
Excalibur Women’s Lacrosse OUA Playoffs
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur women’s lacrosse soccer team as they compete in the Ontario University Athletics association finals. Full schedule available: trentvarsity.ca
Friday, November 2, 2018
Peterborough Fall Open House
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Trent University Symons Campus
About: Each year Trent University welcomes thousands of future students and their families to our Open House events. There’s nothing quite like walking around campus and being able to picture yourself here – from your room in residence, to the classrooms you’ll actually sit in, and the professors who will always take a moment to chat. Speak with professors and students at the Academic & Student Services Fair, attend mini lectures and information sessions, and tour the campus. Register online: trentu.ca/discover.
Why the Land Means so Much to Us: Commemorating Treaty 20, 1818-2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College
About: Miichi Saagig storytellers will share stories of the land in the traditional territories of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg. Speakers will include Gidigaa Migizi (Doug Williams), Dorothy Taylor, and Anne Taylor from Curve Lake First Nation. Storytelling will take place in the Gathering Space from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Holocaust Survivor Dr. Max Eisen Speaks at Trent University
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Lady Eaton College Dining Hall
About: Holocaust survivor and Trent Honorary Degree recipient, Dr. Max Eisen will speak about his experiences in Auschwitz and his emigration to Canada in the postwar years. Max has been a key witness in two recent trials in Germany of Holocaust perpetrators, and is featured in the 2018 documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz about SS perpetrator Oskar Groening. For more than 30 years, he has devoted himself to educating Canadians about the Holocaust; telling others about what he saw and suffered through have made him one of Canada’s foremost witnesses to genocide. All are welcome at this talk and copies of Max’s memoir, By Chance Alone, will be available for purchase.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Canada in the Global Economic Order: Are we at an Inflection Point?
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College room 114
About: The Harry Kitchen Lecture in Public Policy welcomes David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and senior advisor with Bennett Jones LLP. Canada has successfully participated in an increasingly integrated world trade and financial order since the end of WWII. Global integration may now be at an inflection point leaving Canada increasingly exposed. This talk traces the evolution of that order and Canada’s participation in it, and provide some thoughts on the outlook for that global order and the implications for Canadian economic policy in the 2020s.
Reconstructing Links from within Shackles: Using Scarification and Tattoo to Uncover Orgins in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The trans-Atlantic slave trade forcibly exported 12.5 million Africans to the Americas and Europe. These men, women and children were renamed, separated from one another and dispersed through a variety of plantation societies. A symbol of their African origins was permanent body marking; a tradition that was not carried on in the Americas. By using these marks, often described in the Americas as ‘country marks’ upon African-born slaves, we can begin to trace regional origins inscribed upon those who survived the Middle Passage. Trent History professor, Dr. Katrina Keefer, will deliver this talk.
For a full calendar of Trent events.